Rated 5 out of 5Â by Josh531 The Phone That Holds The Throne
You can't go wrong w/ this phone! Lets start with im not a big contract person but if i had to sign the dotted line for a phone it would be this One. Sense UI is absolutely seamless & stunning. The Icons, Blinkfeed, App Drawer, Weather Widget all comes in sync to make a beautiful UI. Sense 5 was made from the ground up & is classy & elegant. IR Blaster works great, Boom Sound Rocks! Camera is good UltraPixels were a great idea HTC just next time use Sony's stacked technology w/ it(; I Absolutely love this phones hardware (exceptional btw) & software. When you guys make the HTC Two count on it that i'll be in line opening day! You guys have a life customer here. Keep Impressing!
July 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by BloodiedWraith Best Phone. Period.
I have been using smartphones since the Palm Treo 700p came out (that was my first) and I have used everything from BlackBerry to iPhone to Android (All types from AOSP experience from Google to Samsung's awful TouchWiz). I'm more of an Android purist - I usually do not buy a phone unless it's AOSP (for example, Nexus 4) or if it can be loaded with CyanogenMod custom ROMs. That all changed with the HTC One.
The HTC One is the perfect phone on many different levels. For one, the phone is not made of awful flimsy plastic like my least favorite manufacturer of all time (Samsung). The gorgeous aluminum unibody design beats out all other devices on the market today. Clean lines and a contoured shape makes it a comfort to hold and use for long periods of time as well as making it a phone that turns head when you use it.
The second thing is going to be the user interface. As I mentioned, I use Android only how Google intends it to be. Well, I used to. HTC's new Sense 5 UI is the best in the market. It's fast, fluid, and offers plenty of customization. The IR remote and HTC's TV app make an awesome combination for a universal remote.
The third and biggest thing for me - BoomSound. I thought it was going to be a gimmick, but let me tell you, I have never been so happy with speaker output on a phone. Usually I'm watching Netflix on my lunch break and cupping my hands around the speakers along the back of my phone. Not so with the One. With the front facing awesome speakers I can just put my phone down and watch whatever I want and know that I'm going to be able to hear it as clear as can be.
The only thing that I don't like is that the phone is STILL NOT on Verizon Wireless. It's been announced, but after that announcement we've heard nothing. I use the One on AT&T as my work device and have Verizon as my personal so the second it gets released I'm dropping my Samsung Galaxy Nexus and getting it. Also, it better come in that gorgeous new red color.
July 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by john35 HTC One = No 1
I've been a HTC users for some years and have used the HTC Desire (Bravo). Buy the HTC one as an upgrade and well this phone meets all my expectation. Superior builds quality and materials, immersive sounds and display. Blinkfeed and HTC Zoe are great as well. Well done HTC! The best phone yet.
July 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 By Far the best smartphone
My previous phone is HTC inspire. Even though I liked the build of the phone (metal build), the software aspects of it is not comparable to other android phones. I was badly waiting to switch my phone, and thinking about which one to buy, and was in a dilemma to buy Galasy S4, or Nexus 4 or One. After reading the reviews that One has very good build, I bought the phone and didn't regret the day after. From the build aspect this is by far the best looking smart phone (including iphone). Compared to my previous phone and Nexus 4 (a friend has it) it has better battery life. I didn't have a chance to look at S4, but people are saying One's screen is better than S4.
So I would really recommend this phone to any one. and once again HTC One is "quietly brilliant"
July 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by TeePoppa HTC One is simply the best smartphone to date!!
I have to say that from the first moment I held my new HTC One I knew it would be a great phone. The style and build quality are second to none and the sound sets the bar too high for any of it's competitors. It is also a very fast phone packed with features that just make "Sense" and that are not more gimmicky then useful. Over all a great well round better then expected device.
July 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 The Best Smartphone of 2013 HTC ONE
The HTC One is the best Android phone Iâ€™ve tested to date, and the best phone on the market today. Itâ€™s superior construction and build-quality make the Galaxy S4 feel cheap, and the gorgeous screen is a show stopper. Carrying around this device will certainly garner some peeks and interest from others, as it feels like you canâ€™t help but be drawn to the simple, yet elegant and functional design. The vivid bright screen will make you wish they made it in a size ten times bigger, as movies never looked so good. The HTC One can easily perform as well as other new high-end devices like the S4 or Optimus G in real life situations.
The HTC One is fast, very fast. The HTC One features a quad-core 1.7 Ghz Qualcomm Krait processor utilizing the Snapdragon 600 chipset. The HTC One features 2 GB of RAM as well, and 32GB of internal storage.
HTC One also showcases the company's revamped Sense UI. The latest Sense 5 UI brings some drastic changes to the earlier look and feel of the home screen and is divided in two main screens - Blink Feed and Android homescreen. The Blink Feed becomes your aggregator for news, notifications, photo gallery and other social updates from various networking sites. This makes news not only more accessible, but with the feed updated every two hours on a data connection (or more if you have a Wi-Fi) you always stay abreast with the latest. The second screen as we mentioned above is the standard Android homescreen that allows you to add and place shortcuts and widgets.
The device is fitted with a 4.7-inch Super LCD3 touchscreen with a 1920x1080 pixel Full HD resolution at a whopping 468 pixels-per-inch. At the top and bottom of the frame we see the micro drilled holes which highlight the front facing stereo speakers.You also get HTC BoomSound, which brings Beats Audio technology and a dedicated amplifier for a more improved and enhanced sound quality.
The HTC One comes with only two touch navigation keys, the Home and Back button. The third Menu button has been stripped from the hardware in favor of contextual menus within Android applications. Although most apps for Android now include a software menu, especially if they are optimized from Android 4.0 or higher, the lack of a menu key may take some getting used to for seasoned Android users. On the top of the device is the sleep/wake button, and on the right side is the volume rocker. The bottom of the device is where users will find a Micro-USB port for charging and/or syncing; however, the port is offset slightly to the right side and isnâ€™t center, something peculiar (but Iâ€™m sure thereâ€™s a reason for it) and it makes docking the HTC One a little more difficult.
The HTC One also flaunts some stunning camera capabilities which raises the bar for smartophones further. The device packs in 4-megapixels and before you dismiss it, hear it out. The HTC One basically houses four million, large, UltraPixels in its sensor.To give you a comparison, eight million smaller pixels are found in 5-megapixel iPhone 5 while thirteen million micro pixels are found in the 13-megapixels Sony Xperia Z. This basically means that HTC One's each pixel is physically bigger and therefore enables you to capture more light, thereby producing a overall more vibrant and high-resolution picture.Other camera goodies on board include optical image stabilization and something called Zoe. Now Zoe is basically a camera mode that allows you to capture a 3.6 second video clip simultaneously with a burst of 20 full resolution photo.
The extra weight of the HTC One mentioned above can be attributed to the battery and aluminum frame. The HTC One comes with a 2300 mAh battery, 300 mAh smaller than the Galaxy S4â€²s battery. However, the HTC Oneâ€™s battery life when in Power Saving mode lasts much longer than the Galaxy S4 when in the same mode. Where S4 users were able to get through one day on the Galaxy S4 on a single charge, the HTC One was able to last two. Bottom line, the HTC Oneâ€™s longevity is a breath of fresh air, and will keep users texting, tweeting, and surfing day and night with no issues.
July 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Best Phone Currently Available
My previous phone was a Samsung Galaxy Note 2, and I LOVED that phone. This phone is definitely on the same level of love, and surpasses in a few categories such as build quality and sound quality. The device's aluminum body is sleek and cool to the touch, and makes me feel as if I am holding a premium device. The BoomSound speakers are awesome, and give the richest sound of any phone I have used. The camera is both a gift and a curse: Images look great in low light, but the low MP count somewhat kills details when zooming in. The Zoe feature is neat, but essentially a novelty that will wear off after a while. The best camera feature would have to be the variable speed playback. Overall, this phone is definitely a contender, and would be my current king of smartphones.
July 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Scottys209 it's the ONE for me!
I'm an Apple-Holic... I have airplay receivers at work, home, an apple compatable touch-screen receiver in my Mercedes... Yet I purchased the HTC One.... Why?... To put it simply, it's better than any of the iPhones currently offered, and I don't see any groundbreaking improvements with iOS7. I abandoned thousands of dollars invested in airplay equipment to have a phone I actually enjoy using. It's visually STUNNING, Everyone asks me what phone it is. I bought the Black version, and it's absolutely Gorgeous. The Sound is amazing for a phone, and the included headset, yes, it may not be an "unbranded beats" but they are definitely fantastic for an included set, especially since I don't want to bang around my $100+ set of sennheiser or beats earbuds. The screen is phenomenal in color, reproduction, clarity... everything. The build quality is fantastic. The camera is amazing for low-light and most shots, is it a 13MP? No, can you tell the difference in some scenarios, yes, is it better than a 13MP in some scenarios? Yes, and no, there's a trade-off. I wish the power button was in a different place, I wish the HTC logo on the front lit up and acted as a menu button, I wish it had a larger capacity battery, but, that's it... I LOVE everything else about this phone. It's definitely worth a serious look, and definitely much more substantial than the SGS4. If you want a phone that has features that work, and work well, not a ton of flashy garbage that doesn't really work, go for the One, if you want to talk about all the features your phone has and act like they all work when they really don't, go for the SGS4. Side note, I work in IT, in an enterprise environment deploying mass amounts of mobile devices of all flavors, and can have any phone I want at anytime.... I chose the HTC One and have no regrets.
July 9, 2013